It’s me again! Kristie from the House on Stanford. I’m happy to be back and sharing an easy DIY spring project with you. Sadly, spring has come and gone here in Arizona, but I’m not ready to admit summer is basically here. With my crazy delusion that spring actually exists in Arizona, I wanted to create something for our door that was not only “springy”, but inviting.
What you’ll need:
Hanging basket-I found mine at Michaels. It actually isn’t a “real” hanging basket, but it was thin enough that it does the trick.
Flowers of choice- I picked hydrangeas because they’re my absolute favorite! I also added a few sprigs of greenery.
I started by placing my styrofoam in the basket to support my flowers. I had this little cylinder left over from another project so I decided to make it work. I sort of made a little nest for it out of grocery bags, so don’t go hog wild on the styrofoam. Just buy something inexpensive and make it work.
I trimmed all the flowers and placed them in the styrofoam. That way when my 5 year old decides to slam the door, we don’t have hydrangeas flying to and fro.
I strung a piece of burlap ribbon through the handles of the basket and tied a knot to create a loop for hanging. I used a chalk marker and wrote the word “hydrangea” on the label. My instinct was to write “welcome”, but I have a huge welcome sign next to the door, so it seemed like over kill.
I’m SO happy with the way this project turned out, and I’m even happier that it only took about 10 minutes to complete! The hanging basket contrasts against our door perfectly, and it’s different than the typical wreath. Who knows. I might keep this around all year. It is Arizona after all. We only have one season…SUMMER!
Thanks for letting me visit Domestically Speaking again. I’d love to see you at The House on Stanford.